Alodaw Pyi Paya is a principal temple in a cluster of pagodas on the northern side of Anawrahta Road. It stands on the south east of Htilo Minlo Temple.
Facing east, there is a zedi on it. A spiral stair leads to upper terraces. With sloping roofs, and perforated windows the temple is one of the early Bagan monuments belonging to the 11th century A D. It has Mon writings.
On the south wall of the entrance to the main hall, are ink writings dated Sakarit 556 (i.e A D 1194). From line 16 of these writings we learn that the temple’s name was Alo Pyi. The same writings also describe the zedi on the west as, “Glazed zedi” an evidence to confirm that some zedis and monuments in Bagan were built of glazed brick.
There used to be Buddha statues of sand stone in the niches of Alodaw Pyi temple.
|Type of monument||Type III Temple (Zedi Pauk Gu)|
|Location||Southeast of Wetkyi-In and North of Anawrahta Road|
|Region||Nyaung U and Wetkyi-In|
|Date||A D 1194|
|Monument Number||374/ 228|
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